Thought you might be interested in noting the passing of [California-born and Dublin-based since 2005] poet Raven who was well known on the Dublin poetry scene [also a regular at The Leviathan stage at the Electric Picnic]. He passed away while on holiday.
At the M & C Festival fully 10 years ago a band started deafeningly sound checking on another stage just as Raven started his set. W/o missing a literal beat he started freestyling to it. He was kind, and sharp, and a hero to us baby poets just starting out. Devastated he's gone. https://t.co/1xvDlrrT1R
— Dave Rudden (@d_ruddenwrites) August 8, 2019
Raven was always full of kind words and tenderness and he was an absolute trickster to his bones, too, a witch. A shocking poet. He took the edge off places. Made them easier with his energy. He was always the one I’d seek out at a session or festival to talk to. I’m so shocked.
— sarah maria griff (@griffski) August 8, 2019
Very sad to hear the news of Raven's passing. He was one of the first poets I met when I arrived in Dublin years ago. I have very good memories of good times shared at The Cobblestone, listening to wonderful poets, and the ever-growing Exquisite Corpse at Tongue Box. RIP.
— Dimitra Xidous (@excitablewoman) August 8, 2019